What do the English do in their back gardens? What can you see from a suburban train? And why this passion for a plot of land, even in the shade of a prison house?
A journey round the 'estate' with 12 gardeners and a visitor.
Researched and compiled by SYLVIA COLLEY
Additional research by CATHERINE COLLEY
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT Stereo
... in which we hear of the airline pilot who never wore trousers, and of passengers greeted by men who wore nothing but Coca-Cola bottle-tops. All this and more when Christopher South talks with three grand old men of Imperial Airways: Chopper Hatchett, Howard Fry and Hilary Watson.
Producer LES WOODLAND
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)
Alannah Martin talks to Sir Yehudi Menuhin and to some of the outstanding young musicians who had their first breaks through his organisation, Live Music Now!
Serial: Memento Mori (12) by MURIEL SPARK abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Irene Sutcliffe Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN
(Music: Stravinsky's Concerto in D for Strings)
Apple Blossom Afternoon by DAVE SHEASBY.
Ted's down at the betting shop, just like every
Saturday. But this one's a bit special: it's his 55th birthday. This particular anniversary isn't like any before, so he indulges in a dream bet, an accumulator....
Directed by TONY CUFF
BBC Manchester (R) Stereo
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Music for Love
Every night in Garibaldi Square in Mexico City dozens of men bring their girls to be serenaded by a mariachi band. Natalie Wheen investigates the history of folk music in Mexico, from original
Aztec instruments to the modern nightclub.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY Stereo
adapted by LYNN TEN KATE from the Diary of Thomas Dallam. With
In 1598 Queen Elizabeth I sent Thomas Dallam to
Constantinople to deliver an organ to the Grand Sultan which Dallam himself had built. It was a magnificent instrument, but to the Sultan, it was a splendid mechanical toy. Dallam kept a journal of his exotic adventure. With MARTIN RENSHAW (organ restorer) and SHEILA LAWRENCE (organ and virginals).
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R)
Last October 7-year-old Hannah Rogers was awarded E625,000 in compensation for brain damage suffered at birth as a result of medical negligence.
Barbara Myers asks why Hannah was awarded a headline-grabbing amount, and why the case took so long to settle. Producer
MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill
The battle of the sexes is vividly pictured in the new film Women on the Verge of a Nervous
Breakdown; the newly-titled English National
Ballet dances Napoli; and composer Steve Reich jumps on Different Trains. Presenter Nigel Andrews Producer MIKE GREENWOOD Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)
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